The Malinauskas honeymoon is over and first 100 days have been anything but bliss

Monday 27 June 2022

The Malinuaskas Labor Government was elected 100 days ago today and South Australians would rightfully be feeling buyer’s remorse with broken election promises, arrogant spin over substance, internal infighting and significant time and cost blowouts to major projects becoming hallmarks under Peter Malinauskas.

Now, with 100 days under his belt since being elected Premier, Peter Malinauskas must ditch his sidestepping tactics and take accountability for every decision moving forward.

Under Labor we’ve already seen:

  • Ramping now the worst in state history.
  • Election promise to offer free preschool for three-year-olds from 2026 broken.
  • North-South Corridor delayed with a blowout cost tipped to be worth billions.
  • New Women’s and Children’s Hospital completion delayed by more than a year.
  • Delayed Flinders Medical Centre upgrade by one year just a month after announcement.
  • Highest unemployment rate in the country with no plan to create jobs.
  • Multiple breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct.
  • Accusations of pork barrelling in key and marginal seats.
  • Attempted to sneak through Return to Work legislation to the fury of the unions.
  • Desperation to avoid transparency at all costs.

Leader of the Opposition David Speirs said the honeymoon is well and truly over for Malinauskas Labor Government.

“Judging by Peter Malinauskas’ performance in the past 100 days, South Australians should be alarmed and concerned for the future of the state under Labor,” Mr Speirs said.

“Pic op Pete can take a photo, but South Australians expect more than smirks and platitudes from their Premier but unfortunately that’s about all we’ve seen so far.

“Peter Malinauskas made some lofty promises in the lead up to the election but with ramping worse than ever, the highest unemployment rate in the country and significant question marks over major projects the early report card doesn’t look good.”